You can create breakthroughs in materials science and manage the materials in your new product designs that are likely to affect the future of technology.
Imagine working with a material in your design that has excellent electrical conductivity… but adds no heat to the system. It would be one of those new kinds of material properties that can change the product landscape across multiple categories.
It sounds like a miracle material, doesn’t it? Let me tell you about a discovery from Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division: metallic vanadium dioxide (VO2). A substance with exotic behavior that changes conductive properties at the warm temperature of 67 degrees Celsius; it’s also transparent up to 30 degrees, then reflects infrared light above 60 degrees – all while remaining transparent to visible light.